How to flash firmware on stock D-Link DIR 615 E4 router

Why flashing firmware on the router

There are many reasons why you would want to flash a firmware of your D-Link DIR 615 E4 router:

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  • Upgrading the stock firmware to new version
  • Downgrading to old version (for some reason – stability / features that might not be available in the new version)
  • Issues with current flash
  • Installing Custom Firmware like OpenWRT or DD-WRT

*** You may obtain latest stock Firmware from our Troubleshooting D-Link DIR 615 E4 Firmware Flashing guide.

How to flash firmware on D-Link DIR 615 E4

. After you obtained your Firmware file, open your router’s GUI in a browser (most successful reports were on old versions of Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer and portable versions for downloading of first two you can find in the Troubleshooting guide posted above). If you have standard settings it will be:

*** If you’re not sure, [Win]+[R] to open “Run” window => type


press [Enter].
In a cmd window, type


press [Enter].
See what the “Default Gateway” is of your Ethernet connection and connect to that in a browser.

. If you didn’t change your settings, then the username is “Admin” and there is no password.
. Goto => Tools => Firmware
. On the bottom of the page there will be an option to choose the file you downloaded and [Open] it.
*** You will receive a message that “UPLOAD SUCCEEDED” and it will take about two minutes to flash. After flash is done the router will reboot.

D-Link DIR 615 E4 Router upgrade tips and suggestions

*** If you have any upgrade errors, you might want to check the Troubleshooting D-Link DIR 615 E4 Firmware Flashing guide.

We are currently using DD-WRT custom firmware on our D-Link DIR 615 E4 router, which perfectly serves its purpose of being a Bridged client to extend a network over WiFi to our wired computer. You may check how to set it up in DD-WRT Wireless Client Bridged Mode on D-Link DIR 615 E4 guide. Thus in order to Wakeup-On-LAN the wired computer over WiFi.
Check our guide on How to install DD-WRT on D-Link DIR 615 E4 router.

Also you might consider installing custom Firmware OpenWRT on this router.

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